March 15 2012 09:53AM
If you have somehow managed to avoid hearing Justin Schultz’s name in recent days, don’t expect it to continue. The top defenseman in the entire NCAA (and currently property of the Anaheim Ducks) is weighing his options for next season. Why is this news to Canucks fans? Well, Schultz played a year of junior hockey (in the BCHL) after being drafted, and there is a loophole in the current NHL CBA that allows him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer (with a limit on how much he could earn on his first professional contract).
Read past the jump for more!
March 15 2012 12:50AM
(Image via CP)
The Vancouver Canucks got off to a terrific start, scoring a little under three minutes in against a potential playoff opponent in the Phoenix Coyotes, before Henrik Sedin broke his scoring slump on a Ryan Kesler powerplay goal a few minutes later. But the Coyotes clawed their way back, and, with the benefit of a bounce or two, eluded poor five-on-five play and a brutal penalty killing performance to win this game 5-4.
This was a fun game to watch, but probably not the result that you're looking for if you're a reader of this blog. For more analysis, the Statisical Three Stars, Statistical Three Goats, and scoring chance numbers you can't get anywhere else, click past the jump...
March 14 2012 02:39PM
Maybe Mason Raymond really IS evil.
Now I understand why Canucks fans greet his appearance with jeers, like he's the bad guy in a pantomime.
IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!
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March 14 2012 01:19PM
Hey everyone, welcome to "The #Canucks Week in Tweets!" Every week, I plan on bringing you the best of the Canucks on Twitter, from the reasonable to the totally ridiculous (okay, mostly ridiculous)! If you see a tweet you think should be featured here, get in touch with me at @cullenthecomic!
Didn’t your parents ever tell you not to tell anyone you’ll be home alone? THIS IS SO DANGEROUS, JASMINE!
Though to be fair, watching the Canucks play lately might be more scary than anything else that could possibly happen.
March 14 2012 11:39AM
Last time out, it was the Booth Show.
Booth and the Canucks, much like Stella, need to get their groove back.
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #70 - Coyotes @ Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks are stuck in a funk - a middling, down-tempo ungroovy funk. Coach Vigneault took to his blender again during Tuesday's practice to mix up the lines, in hopes of shaking the funk out of his star players and getting them back to being funky on the ice. Despite the moderate amount of success the Canucks have had lately, it is clear to everyone around the team that they've hit a wall. At this point, they need to try anything to awake from their slumber, which is quickly reaching a coma-like state.
Tonight against Phoenix, the club, its coaches and its fans hope to see the likes of the Sedins, Luongo, Burrows, Hansen, Raymond, Edler and others rise from the smouldering ashes and soar once again.